Safeworking Breach near Crystal Brook, South Australia, on 10 June 2021 - New investigation
The protection officer obtained an authority to undertake ultrasonic testing between Crystal Brook and Coonamia. However, the road-rail vehicles on-tracked between Rocky Creek and Crystal Brook, about 3 km prior to where the Authority was to start.
Loss of control and collision with water involving Eurocopter EC120B, VH-WII, Hardy Reef, Whitsundays, Queensland, on 21 March 2018 - Final report
The ATSB is reminding helicopter operators about the importance of considering skill consolidation processes when transitioning pilots to a new and technically different helicopter type, and to build safety margins into their operations to give pilots the best opportunity to succeed.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is conducting a safety study into aerial firefighting in Australia. A part of the investigation, investigators will conduct a detailed review of recent occurrences to identify common characteristics, obtain aircraft activity data to evaluate the rate of occurrences over recent years.
Separation issue involving AgustaWestland AW139, VH-YXH and Piper PA-44-180, VH-HMQ near Mangalore Airport, Victoria on 6 June 2021 - new investigation
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating a separation issue involving two aircraft, a Moorabbin Aviation Services PA-44-180 and a Babcock Mission Critical Services AW139 above Mangalore Airport, Victoria on 6 June 2021.
Derailment of XPT ST23, Wallan, Victoria, on 20 February 2020 - Interim report
Safety actions are planned and proposed as a result of the derailment of an XPT passenger train near Wallan, Victoria on 20 February 2020.
Visual flight rules pilots pressing on into instrument meteorological conditions without a current instrument rating carries a significant risk of spatial disorientation due to powerful and misleading orientation sensations with reduced visual cues.
» Disorientation can affect any pilot, no matter what their level of experience.
» Avoid deteriorating weather by conducting thorough pre-flight planning.
» Use a ‘personal minimums’ checklist to help control and manage risk.
» If you become disoriented or lost in marginal weather, seek whatever help is available, including support from air traffic control.